Green HUB solves challenges faced by companies

Companies face different kinds of challenges and bottlenecks in their operations or ideas that cannot be implemented due to an unresolved problem. On the other hand, there are hundreds of experts, researchers, trainers, teachers and developers in the region who can help with these challenges. In order to solve companies' problems and take ideas further, we have assembled Green HUB together with key research and education operators in the area.

Green HUB is a community of experts in which the best experts in our region solve challenges related to a company's business alongside the company. If a problem cannot be solved within the community, help can be sought from abroad. The aim is to facilitate an innovation process in which a solution is searched systematically for the challenges of business operations and development.

Available tools include so-called Doctor's house call operation, expert communities and workshops. We will also launch research projects that originate from companies and carry out various short-term development competitions (so-called ‘hackathons´).

In addition to the Joensuu Science Park, Green HUB involves the Natural Resources Institute Finland, the University of Eastern Finland, the Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Joensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK Ltd, the Finnish environmental institute SYKE and the European Forest Institute.